Kane’s Korner: Make your picks

It’s never a good thing when the most intriguing college football game is on Thursday night.
It is now week four of this college football season and so far it’s been a pretty nonchalant season. Everything, well almost everything, has gone as expected. The SEC is still dominant (owning seven of the top 14 spots in the latest AP poll), the Big 10 is still an awful conference and FSU is running the table.
For as how boring the schedule looks, one thing is for sure: There will be some excitement.
With this being a boring week, I’ll be trying something new. Instead of just saying who I think will win, I will also be including spreads for all you sports bookies out there.
Here are five games that will keep you somewhat entertained this week.
Auburn vs. Kansas State
7:30 p.m. Thursday ESPN
Spread: Auburn (-9)
On Thursday, fifth-ranked Auburn heads to Manhattan, Kansas, to face off against 20th-ranked Kansas State in just one of two games featuring two top-25 teams. I think that Auburn will win, but it’ll be close. There’s something about top five teams on Thursday night ESPN games that make me doubt my pick, but this is the same KSU team that lost at home to North Dakota State last year and Auburn looks impressive in the first weeks of the year.
My pick: Kansas State (+9)
Saturday’s  games:
Florida vs. Alabama
3:30 p.m. CBS
Spread: Alabama -15
As an avid Florida fan this game makes me cringe when I think about what Alabama could do to Florida on Saturday. After narrowly beating Kentucky last weekend and the dreadful year that the Gators went through last year, I want to put all my money on Alabama covering the spread. But I’m not 100 percent sold on Alabama. They struggled against an average West Virginia team and they look very beatable. Florida has the talent to beat the Crimson Tide but it will be very, very hard to do so in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
My pick: Florida (+15)
Mississippi State vs. LSU
7 p.m.  ESPN
Spread: LSU -10
Looking at the stat lines for these two teams it’s hard to say who a better team is. They both score about the same amount, they both don’t give up a lot of points and they are both 3-0. But LSU is one scary, scary team. Since falling behind Wisconsin 24-7 of the season opener, the Tigers have outscored their opponents 108 to 0. Oh, not to mention LSU’s 43-3 record in night games at Tiger Stadium under Les Miles.
My pick: LSU (-10)
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
7:30 p.m. Fox
Spread: Oklahoma (-8)
Last week, Oklahoma passed a big early season test by taking care of SEC foe Tennessee handily 34-10 and are rising quickly on peoples radar’s as the favorite for the Big 12 and possibly into the final four. I like Oklahoma. I think coach Bob Stoops has a team that can make some noise but it won’t be easy. They face a West Virginia team that almost beat Alabama on a neutral field the first week of the season. The Sooners haven’t faced a team like West Virginia yet that challenged them through the air. Mountaineers’ QB Clint Trickett already has more than 1,200 yards passing with seven TD passes. However, I think Oklahoma at home is the better team and they will move to 3-0.
My pick: OU (-8)
Clemson vs. Florida State
8 p.m. ABC
Spread: FSU (-20)
Last year at this time, Clemson was ranked third in the country and FSU went into their house and obliterated them 51-14,  handing the Tigers their worst home loss since the series began in 1970. This year will be better, right? FSU can’t do that again, right? Wrong. With the exception of a few players here and there, FSU is essentially the same team that won the National Championship last year and Clemson is the complete opposite. They lost their star QB, some of their best receivers and they don’t stand a shot against FSU in Tallahassee.Also, ESPN’s GameDay will be there, so there’s some extra motivation. I think FSU wins and they win big and they remain the No. 1 team in the country.
My pick: FSU (-20)